Tu B’Shvat is here & it is a time for ALL GOOD THINGS!! And nothing is as good as these yummy and very easy dried fruit & nut chocolate disks that I made. I really eat them all year round, I make a big batch the week before Tu B’shvat, freeze part of the batch and when ever I am in the mood for a grat chocolate nibble, I make my way to the freezer and pull one out. DELISH!!
They also make a great gift and are what I made for Shaloach Manot one year PURIM. These wrapped nicely with a great fruity dessert wine, really are a classic and beautiful Purim idea.
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Dried Fruit & Nut Chocolate Disks
16 oz. good quality semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate
½ cup chopped walnuts
¼ cup dried cherries
¼ cup diced dried apricots
2 Tbsp. Sunflower seeds
Prepare a cookie sheet lined with 15 standard size cupcake papers.
-Use any kind of nut to your liking, pecans, almonds, pistachios, cashews, or hazelnuts.
-Spiced Chocolate- after chocolate is melted stir in ½ tsp. chili powder and ½ tsp. black pepper. Spread onto cookie sheet. Leave plain or sprinkle with pistachios, almonds, or hazelnuts.
-For an extra crunch, mix in rice krispies or sprinkle fruity pebbles on top for a fun look.